SMITHSONIAN JOURNEYS

CULTURAL GUIDE: VENICE

FOR THE SAVVY, COSMOPOLITAN TRAVELER WHO WANTS TO DELVE INTO PERU'S HISTORY AND CULTURE

SNITHSONIAN BOOKS

Smithsonian Journeys Cultural Guide: Venice is a travel guide like none other: it gives a vital overview of the history, geography, foodways, and culture of this remarkable destination. This e-book original from Smithsonian Journeys, the Smithsonian Institution’s worldwide educational travel program, provides all the cultural and historical information travelers need to inform their visit to Venice.

Readers study the city’s influential architects to appreciate every building from the humble villa up to the towering basilica. They are immersed in the rich artistic tradition of Titian, Mantegna, Tintoretto, and other Venetian Renaissance masters to enrich their museum and cathedral visits. They learn the history of Venice’s trading and banking empire to find out how it shapes the food, spices, and silks offered at the Rialto markets. And they discover the origins of Venice’s iconic gondolas and Carnevale masks.

Smithsonian Journeys Cultural Guide: Venice lives up to the reputation of the Smithsonian by providing travelers with the knowledge they need to make the most of the journey of a lifetime.